The Hymns and Carols of Christmas

Shepherds Watching O'er The Plain

Words: Mrs. Gaskell

Music: Edwin Lemare
MIDI / Noteworthy Composer
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Source: Carol #562, Rev. Charles Lewis Hutchins, Carols Old and Carols New (Boston: Parish Choir, 1916)

1. Shepherds watching o'er the plain,
Tell us what ye heard,
Whisper of the glad refrain
That your bosoms stirr'd.

2. Shepherds, ye who saw the light
Through the riven clouds,
Tell us of that wondrous night
Ye in fear were bowed.

3. Tell us, shepherds, what ye saw
When the guiding star
Led ye to a bed of straw
In a cave afar!

4. Tell us of a Mother meek,
Of a Babe divine;
Tell us, show us, where to seek
That most holy shrine.

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Sheet Music from Charles L. Hutchins, Carols Old and Carols New (Boston: Parish Choir, 1916)

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